Envision Central Texas Open Session

Description:  Internationally recognized regional and urban planner Peter Calthorpe, consultant for the extensive Envision Central Texas visioning project, examined the rationale for regional visioning, ECT's progress and the next steps to make the r... read more »

Learning from the Booming Region

Description:  As our regions grow at astounding rates, we look to the past, present, and future of regional planning for lessons learned across the country. This session explored strategies for successful transportation, housing, and environmental p... read more »

Friday Morning Plenary: The Competitive Advantage of New Urbanism

Description:  Many real estate markets are in crisis, but not the New Urbanism. Leading developers of town centers, traditional neighborhood development, and mixed-use urban infill projects use the power of urbanism to capture regional demand, secure... read more »

Urbanism at the Tipping Point: Perspectives from ULI and CNU

Description:  6/2/06 2006, 5:15pm-6:30pm Marilyn Jordan Taylor will explore how ULI, the nation's largest developers’ organization, is responding to the expanding market for urbanism. ULI is deepening its understanding of ways to increase and lev... read more »

The New Urbanism and the Bottom Line: Talk Show with Top Developers

Description:  6/2/06 8:30am-9:45am Do the principles of the New Urbanism represent a development advantage or burden? Listen in as three accomplished developers -- with extensive experience in large-scale income-properties, master-planned communiti... read more »

Quality vs. Quantity: Production Housing

Description:  6/2/06 2:30pm-3:30pm In a housing market dominated by high volume production builders, the success of the New Urbanism is determined in no small part by the ability to build quality architecture in quantity. Design and development teams... read more »

Selling the New Urbanism: Marketing and Branding

Description:  6/3/06 11:30am-12:30pm The planners have planned it. The designers have designed it. The developer is building it, and now it's time to sell your product. This in-depth session will discuss the vital importance of brand development for ... read more »

Lessons from Poundbury

Description:  6/3/06 11:30am-12:30pm Just as Seaside has been an icon for New Urbanism, HRH, the Prince of Wales's own development at Poundbury, has served as a standard-bearer in the United Kingdom. Designed by Léon Krier, Poundbury pioneered the ... read more »

Unfoldings: The Building Blocks of Living Neighborhoods

Description:  6/2/06 10:00-11:00am Christopher Alexander's ideas and techniques have had a profound influence on architecture, building techniques, city planning and new urbanism. His purpose is to build beautiful, well-adapted living environments. F... read more »

Accessibility and Visitability in New Urbanist Dwellings

Description:  With an aging population and society's increased desire to "age in place," there is growing demand for accessible housing. New urbanists value diversity and community. Providing access in new development for a wider range of people will... read more »